Giving Compass’ Take:
• Marian Conway reports that new and traditional funders are finding common work in supporting legal services for immigrants.
• How can other funders join this movement? Is this the right cause for your giving strategy?
Together Rising, founded in 2013, raises money for specific causes—in this case, through crowdfunding. The organization had hoped to raise $240,000 for law clinic fellows, but they ended up raising almost $1.2 million in one day after national news reports of conditions at the facilities where the Border Patrol detains children. They then more than doubled that amount in a week.
On the other hand, The James Irvine Foundation formed in the 1930s as a major stockholder to the James Irvine’s agricultural company, which covered about a third of what is now California’s Orange County. The foundation only funds projects in California; in 2018, they provided $1 million to unite families at the US/Mexico Border.
But the two have joined in their support of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California Davis School of Law. Together Rising’s $900,000 grant will fund two legal fellows for three years, while Irvine Foundation’s $600,000 grant will fund the central work of the clinic itself.
Read the full article about funding legal services for immigrants by Marian Conway at Nonprofit Quarterly.
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